On June 19, 2012, Va. Gov. Robert McDonnell’s office announced that $6.2 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) has been awarded to nine Virginia localities for infrastructure, economic development, and health care projects. The water-related grants include the $887,000 for the Exeter water-line replacement in the Town of Appalachia (Wise County); $1,000,000 for Phase IIIB of the Hurley Regional Water Project in Buchanan County; $720,000 for the Drytown Sewer Project in the Town of Tazewell (Tazewell County); and $356,800 for the Mendota Water System Improvements in Washington County. CDBG grants are federally funded, awarded competitively (12 out of 30 proposals received funding in the current cycle), administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and designed to assist primarily low- and moderate-income communities. Virginia receives up to $19 million annually through the program; click here for information about the Virginia program.
Source: Governor McDonnell Announces More Than $6.2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding, Virginia Governor’s Office News Release, 6/19/12